Rite Aid has worked with a diverse group of customers and suppliers without discrimination. Rite Aid has not supported ideological groups or causes. Rite Aid has not discriminated against workers for their beliefs, either; however, it did fire an employee for bringing a pocket knife to work, which she used to defend herself against an assailant. For these reasons, Rite Aid receives a "Lower Risk" rating. Note: Rite Aid has plans to dispense abortion pills at some of its pharmacies. It is unclear if the pharmacy will allow for religious exemptions for pharmacists that object due to closely held beliefs.
Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.
Rite Aid pledges to work with suppliers and customers regardless of their viewpoints (1). In 2020, a Rite Aid employee was fired for defending herself and the store from a violent customer, although Rite Aid alleges the use of a pocket knife for self-defense warranted the firing (2). Rite Aid has plans to dispense abortion pills at some of its pharmacies (3). It is unclear if the pharmacy will allow for religious exemptions for pharmacists that object due to closely held beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
There are no publicly known cases of Rite Aid using its corporate reputation to advance an ideological agenda.
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Rite Aid’s foundation does not give to any ideological groups hostile to freedom of expression (1).
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
Rite Aid has not used its PAC to support purely ideological groups’ causes. It uses the PAC for business-related donations (1).
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January 30, 2023
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